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Strawberries Plant City Florida

Friday, February 7th, 2014
doomed strawberrySpring brings strawberries ripe for the picking and Plant City celebrates with an annual feasting extravaganza, the Florida Strawberry Festival, part county fair with midway rides and livestock shows, and part country music exhibition.  Every winter, Plant City’s 10,000 acres of berry farms turn ripe red with fruit.  It’s that first bite into a strawberry, still warm from the sun that leaves a crimson trail of sweet juice running down your cheek. You thought you knew what a strawberry tasted like, until you tried one grown with Florida sunshine. Because while the rest of the world shovels snow off the road, Tampa Bay feasts outside on berries.  This year the Festival takes place between Thursday, February 27, 2014-Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Florida Strawberry Festival is dedicated to preserving the history of Tampa Bay’s agriculture and community through one very delicious vehicle, strawberries. Known for hosting some of the best rock and country bands in the nation,  check out some of the great music too. Don’t miss a taste of our ruby sunshine.

StrawberryHouseI bet you didn’t know that there is a Strawberry House Bed and Breakfast in Plant City. This beautiful Dutch Colonial Bed and Breakfast is located in the downtown Plant City historic district.  Strawberry House Bed and Breakfast boasts several large sitting rooms for guests, along with an outdoor pool which is ideal for relaxing and outdoor gatherings.  There’s not a better way to spend your time then relaxing after a great day at the Festival.

Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns offers over 90 Bed and Breakfast Inns to choose from when traveling through out the great State of Florida.  From Key West to the Panhandle, you will be received with warm hospitality and fabulous accommodations.

 

 

Pioneer Park Days Zolfo Springs, Florida, February 27 – March 3, 2013

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Pioneer Park Days

Take a stroll down memory lane at the 43rd Annual Pioneer Park Days being held from February 27 through March 3, 2013 in Zolfo Springs, Florida.  This grand event is one of the largest and the oldest antique tractor, steam engine and farm equipment show in the southeast with over 400 exhibitors.

The Florida Frontiersmen will be conducting daily demonstrations on pioneer living.  You will see basket weaving, pioneer toys, pioneer cooking methods, how to make and play, a native American flute and other 1800’s activities.   The flea market alone offers over 491 booths that sell items from old tools, new tools, quilts, arts, crafts, glassware and much, much more.  I’ve attended Pioneer Park Days for over 22 years and have always been amazed at what you can find.  Each year I look forward to getting corn ground into cornmeal at the consistency I like to bake with.  Every day at 2:00 pm there is an antique tractor parade around the perimeter of the park and is so much fun to watch.  The entertainment in the Nickerson/Ullrich building includes clogging, bluegrass music, country music and family fun entertainment.  This is one of those events that take more than one day to see it all.  Especially delightful is all the food.  Experiment with eating alligator, strawberry shortcake, swamp cabbage and other delicious foods prepared at the event.  While at Pioneer Park you could also visit the Zoo or the Cracker Trail Museum.  You’ll know you have found Pioneer Park when you see the 1914 Baldwin Locomotive Engine #3 (also known as the Loping Gopher) located at the intersection of SR 64 and Highway 17 in Zolfo Springs, Florida right on the Florida Cracker Trail between Bradenton and Sebring, Florida.

The Quilter’s Inn Bed and Breakfast, Wauchula, Florida

The City of Wauchula is very nearby Zolfo Springs and is the ideal location to find accommodations at The Quilter’s Inn Bed and Breakfast, perfectly located at the corner of E. Main Street and Highway 17 North.  Staying at The Quilter’s Inn affords you the perfect location on Main Street for walking to restaurants and enjoying the feel of a 1923 Craftsman Style House with a wonderful veranda where you can relax in the hammock after a long day at Pioneer Park.

 

 

 

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